A double chin can make you feel uncomfortable in your own skin.
There are multiple reasons why a double chin develops. Let’s explore what causes them, and how a neck lift can take treat a double chin.
What Causes a Double Chin?
Double chins are relatively easy to recognize. They are a formation of fat or loose skin that causes an “outline” to appear around your chin.
While most people associate this with obesity, that is only one cause. People with a healthy weight can have double chins because of the way fat settles on their body.
Fat deposits may also become larger around the neck due to age, stress or genetics.
Given that no amount of exercise can reduce fat in certain spots, this can make excess fat on the neck particularly problematic.
Another cause of double chins is loose skin. This may come as the result of age, sun damage, genetics, medications or health conditions.
People who regularly work outside in the sun may be more prone to developing second chins due to loose skin caused by ultraviolet radiation damage.
Lack of muscle tone is another potential cause of double chins. The muscles responsible for moving your lower jaw up and down may have reduced visibility that allows double chins to become significantly more prominent.
How Can You Treat a Double Chin?
The good news is that double chins can be treated with a neck lift. Loose skin and fat, the two direct causes of a double chin, are treated by this procedure.
The procedure works by creating an incision in your neck or under your chin. If you have excess fat deposits, the surgeon may choose to perform liposuction.
Loose skin is removed from your neck, the incision is sealed, and you’re on your way to healing.
You will see immediate results when you undergo a neck lift, but you will also see a certain amount of swelling. This may camouflage the results for a few days.
After the healing stage is complete, you will notice that your double chin is gone. You will need to maintain a healthy diet with exercise to ensure that your double chin stays good for as long as possible.
Eliminate Your Double Chin
When you choose to undergo a neck lift procedure, you will want an experienced surgeon. It will influence the amount of time you need to recover, the side effects you encounter, and the quality of the neck lift procedure.
Contact the office of Dr. Thomas Funcik, MD today to make an appointment. During the consultation, we can create a comprehensive treatment plan. You can finally eliminate that double chin. Get started today.